Interested in Biblical Counseling at Rock Creek?
Rock Creek provides church-based, Christ-centered, biblical shepherding to individuals, couples, and families to help them know Jesus, or know him more deeply, and to help them find and apply God’s answers for their personal and relational problems.
What Distinguishes Biblical Counseling from Other Forms of Counseling?
1. We present Jesus Christ as the crucified, risen Lord and Savior who, through his Word and his Spirit, can help us handle our personal and relational problems.
2. We use the Bible as our primary tool to diagnose, explain, and solve our problems.
3. We seek to reflect the love, kindness, and compassion of Jesus, our Shepherd, and Counselor.
4. We seek to bring thorough and lasting godly change by addressing both the inward and the outward issues of our problems.
For Whom Do We Provide Counseling?
First, we provide counseling as a shepherding ministry to our Rock Creek members (or to regular attenders who are committed to Rock Creek and who are in the membership process).
Second, we provide shepherding as an outreach ministry to people in our community who are not members of another Bible-believing church but who desire biblical counseling in our church context. We encourage these to attend our Sunday worship services.
Who Are Our Shepherds?
Each of our male and female counselors is an active Rock Creek member, each has completed a training program in biblical counseling, each has been approved by our church pastors, each receives ongoing continuing education training, and each receives oversight and consultation help from our Life Groups and Discipleship Pastor, Russ Holmes.
In addition, our pastors and staff ministers provide various levels of counseling.
By choice, we are not state-licensed counselors and we do not provide “professional” or “psychological” counseling. We counsel people as a ministry of our church based on the good news of Jesus Christ and based on our understanding of the Bible, God’s Word.
Is There a Financial Cost?
There are no fees for our counseling ministry. Through the regular, generous giving of our church members, we are able and delighted to offer to counsel free of charge. At the same time, we encourage and welcome financial gifts to our ministry to help cover various costs. There is a small charge for assessments that we might ask you to do to prepare for our meetings.
How Does Someone Make an Appointment?
Step One: Download the following initial session forms to read, complete, and submit:
- Biblical Shepherding Agreement Form to read and sign
- Overview of Problem Form to complete
- Personal Information Form to complete
To download the forms, scroll to the bottom of this page and click "Download Counseling Forms' and then click "Download" in the top right corner of the page you are redirected to. If you cannot download the forms, you may pick up copies at our church office during regular business hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.
Step Two: Submit your three completed forms by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or submit via mail to Rock Creek Biblical Counseling Center, 11500 W. 36th St., Little Rock, AR 72212, or drop them off at our church office.
Step Three: Our counseling staff will review your completed forms and contact you to discuss scheduling an initial session. Please do not contact our church office to schedule an appointment; our counseling ministry handles these requests separately. We usually schedule appointments on Sunday afternoons, Sunday evenings, or Wednesday evenings. Since we have limited available shepherding staff and office space, there might be a waiting list to see a counseling shepherd.
In Jesus and his provisions, there are powerful, life-changing answers for every problem you face. There is real help and hope for you today!